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For a New Medical Student

Words of encouragement. Sage wisdom. Honest advice. A warm welcome.

These are the types of inspirational messages provided to our new medical students just as they embark on their medical school journey through CMSRU’s popular “White Coat Notes” program.

Notes are placed in the pockets of students’ new white jackets before they are cloaked during the White Coat Ceremony. Loved ones, fellow students, past and future mentors and colleagues, and friends are encouraged to participate in this meaningful program. And best of all, White Coat Notes helps raise money specifically to support student activities at CMSRU and the SGA Endowed Scholarship Fund.

Click HERE to see samples of White Coat Notes. You can choose from one of these samples, or share your own special thoughts and inspiring words. We aim to provide each student with one or more personalized notes. If you choose a sample note, please designate the number.

To SPONSOR a White Coat Note, click HERE to make your gift online. Please specify how many White Coat Notes you are sponsoring; each note is $100. On the website, after you choose ‘Fund of Your Choice,’ please check ‘Other.’ Then continue to complete the White Coat Note sponsorship online. In the area ‘Under Designation Type,’ please type WCN and then reference the specific sample note you would like or share your own words in the space provided. Also, please specify a particular student, if you like, or if you will be sending your own note(s) to CMSRU or emailing your own words for the note(s). Contact information is below. You may specify a particular student and choose a sample note you would like enclosed, or share your own words in the space provided. 

All proceeds from CMSRU White Coat Notes help support the SGA Endowed Scholarship Fund and Student Activities.

About the White Coat Ceremony
The White Coat Ceremony has become one of the most important traditions at CMSRU.  This rite of passage, during which new medical students are cloaked for the first time in short white coats, serves as a symbolic welcome into the medical profession and identifies the doctor-in-training as official members of the patient care team.  It is also the first time students recite a version of The Hippocratic Oath.

This year, 112 new medical students will don their white coats in the presence of family, friends, mentors, deans, faculty and staff. The event will be held on Friday, September 20, 2019 at Pfleeger Concert Hall on Rowan University main campus in Glassboro, NJ. The White Coat Ceremony begins at 4 pm, followed by light refreshments.

Directions to Rowan University’s main campus in Glassboro, NJ

For questions or to learn more about CMSRU’s White Coat Notes program, please contact Felicia Gordon Riehman at 856.361.2845 or All notes must be received before September 16, 2019.

Thank you for supporting Cooper Medical School of Rowan University!
All proceeds from CMSRU White Coat Notes help support the

SGA Endowed Scholarship Fund and Student Activities.